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Changing your clocks? Change your batteries!

Sunday, March 12, 2017   It's that time again! After you move your clocks forward an hour this morning, don't forget to change your smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector batteries. While you're at it, check the manufacture and expiration date of your detectors as manufacturers recommend that all detectors are replaced after ten years. Also remember to test each detector at least once a month.

If you need assistance with any of the above, you can call the firehouse at 610-446-9870 and we can arrange for a member to come out and assist you.

   


 

West Chester Pike MVA

 At 19:11 hours on Monday, March 6th Llanerch fire company was dispatched to the intersection of West Chester Pike and Gilmore Road for an automobile accident with entrapment. Initial dispatch reported an overturned vehicle.

Engine 34-2 arrived with Chief 34-9 to find two vehicles involved with one vehicle overturned. Occupant of the overturned vehicle had self-extricated prior to fire department arrival. 34-2's crew controlled spilled fluids with granular absorbent and stretched a hand line and booster line as a precaution. Crews stood by until the vehicle was towed and cleared at 19:33 hours.

Also on location were Narberth EMS and Haverford Police

     



 

Victoria Arms Carbon Monoxide Leak

 At 05:13 hours on Sunday, February 26th, Llanerch Fire Company was dispatched to the Victoria Arms Apartments on the 1300 Block of Darby Road to assist Brookline Fire Company on a building fire. Initial dispatch reported smoke from the boiler room.

Brookline Chief 35-9 assumed command and reported no fire but high readings of carbon monoxide in the building. Engine 34-1, Engine 34-2, Tower 34, and Utility 34 all responded and crews assisted with checking carbon monoxide levels, primary search, secondary search, evacuating building residents to the temporary shelter at Brookline Fire Company, and ventilation.

At 06:47 hours Llanerch units were released by 35 Command.

Also on location were Oakmont Fire Company, Manoa Fire Company, Bon Air Fire Company, Narberth EMS, and Haverford Township Police.

     
Engine 34-1 Standing by at the hydrant

Engine 34-1 Standing by at the hydrant

Brookline Fire Company, with the apartment building in the background

Brookline Fire Company, with the
      apartment building in the background



 

Rockwood Drive House Fire

At 16:58 hours on Thursday, February 23rd Llanerch Fire Company was dispatched to the 100 block of Rockwood Drive to assist Manoa Fire Company on a house fire. Initial dispatch reported a deck attached to the house on fire.

Manoa Assistant Chief 56-9B and Engine 34-1 arrived on location to find a small deck fire. Engine crews stretched an 1 3/4" attack line and established water supply. Brookline Ladder 35 assumed truck company operations and Manoa Squad 56 established secondary water supply.

The fire was quickly extinguished without any extension to the house. Engine 34-1's crew then assisted with overhaul and was released by Manoa Command at 17:50 hours.

Also on location were Haverford Township Police and Narberth EMS.

     
Photo Credit: K. Kelly

Photo Credit: K. Kelly

Photo Credit: K. Kelly

Photo Credit: K. Kelly



 

West Chester Pike and Township Line Road Fuel Spill

Sunday, February 12, 2017 20:13  At 20:13 hours on Sunday, February 12 Llanerch Fire Company was dispatched to the intersection of West Chester Pike and Township Line Road for a fuel spill.

Engine 34-2 arrived to find gasoline leaking from a vehicle into a storm drain after an automobile accident. Crews deployed absorbent pads over the storm drain and built a berm using oil socks and granular absorbent to halt the flow of gasoline into the drain.

Engine 34-1 responded to assist. 34-1's crew proceeded to secure the vehicle's electrical system. Crews stood by until the vehicle was safely removed by towing company. Fire crews cleared at 20:49 hours.


Also on location were Haverford Police, Upper Darby Police, and Narberth EMS.

     
Vehicle with fuel leak

Vehicle with fuel leak

Lieutenant Cullen checks the storm drain for fuel flow

Lieutenant Cullen checks the storm drain
      for fuel flow



 

NEW LIGHTING

Saturday, January 14, 2017   In December installers finished replacing all the apparatus bay fluorescent lights with LED retrofits. New covers were included. The cost will be paid back over several years with a 58% energy savings benefit. Multiyear warranty and maintenance are included, saving our Volunteer Fire Company even more money and work.

Additionally, the bays are significantly brighter, enhancing member safety.




The 4,322 kWh/year saved equals

  • 1 acre of trees planted (CO2) each year
  • 1 cars removed from our roads (CO2) each year
  • 393 gallons of gasoline saved (energy) 
Kudos to the House Committee for long hours negotiating this deal with PECO specialists and a clean, fast install by Facility Solutions Group..













   


 

2017 Leadership Team

Tuesday, December 20, 2016  At December's board meeting the following board members were elected to these positions for 2017.







PRESIDENT                                    TOM SHANNON

VICE-PRESIDENT                                  LOU BRADFIELD

TREASURER                                        JOHN O’NEILL

1ST ASSISTANT TREAS.                     CAROLE LIEBLEIN

2ND ASSISTANT TREAS.                     RON SPAIDE

SECRETARY                                        TOM MCKEE

ASSISTANT SECRETARY                    MARK TROTTNOW




And Chris Millay was reappointed Chief for 2017.













   


 

Fire Prevention Open House 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016  LLANERCH FIRE COMPANY'S OPEN HOUSE WILL BE FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 2016  STARTING AT 6:30PM til 9:00PM AT THE FIRE HOUSE LOCATED AT 107 WEST CHESTER PIKE  CORNER OF WEST CHESTER PIKE AND DARBY ROAD.  THERE WILL BE FIRE TRUCKS ON DISPLAY, LEARN HOW TO USE A FIRE EXTINGUSHER, STOP-DROP AND ROLL AND MANY MORE DISPLAYS.  FUN AND EDUCATIONAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.  SEE YOU FRIDAY NIGHT 

   


 

CONGRATULATIONS !

Sunday, August 14, 2016  Former member/.EMT Chelsea Schrak graduated


with her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies.




     



 

TEAMWORK

Tuesday, May 24, 2016  Crews from Lllanerch, Brookline and Bon Air Fire companies met Tuesday night for a combined drill. Emphasis was placed on the different functions each crew does while working on the same fire.











     



 
 
 

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